Just tried Playstation Home for the first time.

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#1 Edited by hwy_61 (923 posts) -

I don't get it.  I mean, I walked around for an hour clicking on things, watching the chat logs.  What do you do exactly?  Tried to converse with a few people, but all I see are people flirting with each other.  I think multiplayer games do a better job of getting strangers to socialize than this crap.  Did I miss something?  AMIDOINITRITE?

#2 Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious (1641 posts) -

It's an online chess game.

#3 Posted by StillVictor (150 posts) -

Yes. Sony can keep saying that Home is a success because people who log in to Home spend there an hour average.

#4 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

It'd be better if it was like Second Life, I'd rather cyber on there. 
 
For some reason I love to get my jollies on in games like that, and it's a shame Sony won't allow it.  I'm a fairly sexy chick in Home, got the heels and everything.   
 
I mean, is there even a serious reason to be on Home?  We can't even use the avatars for games.  It's the biggest mistake Sony made with the PS3, right after having no good games (for the love of god...this is sarcasm).

#5 Posted by onarum (2094 posts) -

yep Home is stupid,  actually it's beyond stupid, I remember at E3 last year, they were showing all of the sony PC at the virtual cinema thing, so I went there cuz I though that was kinda neat, then I see these 2 "girls" going around stopping by "guys" and saying something like "hey if you buy me this and this we will be your girlfriends", that alone made me reconsider the idea of using Home ever again, I disconnected shortly thereafter....
 
though some time ago they launched this Sodium one place (I think this is how it's called) that actually has a pretty fun game going on there, basically you controll a tank and shoot stuff, but it's pretty frantic and at times challenging, you can also upgrade your tank and whatnot, but then i got to lvl 5 and learned I would have to buy stuff to play the rest of the game, so I just  said eff it and never used home again, that was also last year if I'm not mistaken.

#6 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -

I never even bothered trying it. 
#7 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -

I used it for about 10 minutes one day. And, that was it.

#8 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Yo!  I am 100% positive that if Home had yiffing, Home would be populated 24/7.  

#9 Posted by onarum (2094 posts) -

  

  

#10 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5831 posts) -

I tried it once but things took forever to load so I gave up.

#11 Edited by hwy_61 (923 posts) -
@onarum said:

" yep Home is stupid,  actually it's beyond stupid, I remember at E3 last year, they were showing all of the sony PC at the virtual cinema thing, so I went there cuz I though that was kinda neat, then I see these 2 "girls" going around stopping by "guys" and saying something like "hey if you buy me this and this we will be your girlfriends", that alone made me reconsider the idea of using Home ever again, I disconnected shortly thereafter....  though some time ago they launched this Sodium one place (I think this is how it's called) that actually has a pretty fun game going on there, basically you controll a tank and shoot stuff, but it's pretty frantic and at times challenging, you can also upgrade your tank and whatnot, but then i got to lvl 5 and learned I would have to buy stuff to play the rest of the game, so I just  said eff it and never used home again, that was also last year if I'm not mistaken. "

I've owned my ps3 for a year now, and tonight I decided to use Home.  I didn't know what to expect, since I've pretty much paid attention to zero coverage.  Man, I should've read what the media had to say, because Home is really stupid.
#12 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -

I've only used home once, on my roomate's PS3. I made his avatar into a female and hit on a bunch of random dudes, sending them friend requests and messages. He was ecstatic to discover all the shit on his PS3 the next day. 

#13 Posted by Grilledcheez (3947 posts) -

I got called a noob when I first used it...: / 

#14 Posted by Lavapotamus (199 posts) -

I tried it out on my roommate's PS3 once, thought it was great fun for all of 30 minutes. I don't really understand the purpose of it. I understand the concept, but the application as is seems pretty useless. I haven't anyone talk about it in a long time, including Sony, so I figured everyone kind of gave up on it.

#15 Posted by sharma55 (458 posts) -

Not only is there nothing to do, there's clans in there doing nothing. This guy once asked me to join his clan and to do so I'd have to go buy an Altair costume from the mall, made me LOL so hard, anyhow does anyone know what a Home clan does?

#16 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

I'm assuming you only went into the main plaza. There's still other stuff you can do. There's bowling, arcades, and some weird saucer thing in the main part. There's also a few multiplayer games when you browse around the different sections. I wouldn't really listen to many people on here. These are the people that either tried it once when it first came out or listen to the people talking crap on it when it first came out. Trust me, they keep adding to it and making it better.

#17 Posted by Beforet (2922 posts) -

I only ever get on Home when I miss the store button. The times I intentionally attempt to get into Home are cut short by the patch I need to download, which I never do.

#18 Posted by hwy_61 (923 posts) -
@ch13696 said:
" I'm assuming you only went into the main plaza. There's still other stuff you can do. There's bowling, arcades, and some weird saucer thing in the main part. There's also a few multiplayer games when you browse around the different sections. I wouldn't really listen to many people on here. These are the people that either tried it once when it first came out or listen to the people talking crap on it when it first came out. Trust me, they keep adding to it and making it better. "
I went to the theater, bowling alley, and the mall.  The fact that you have to download a room before you enter was kind of a boner killer.  I went into the tester 2 theater expecting people to make smart ass comments about what was going on (I was), but nothing >.<  It's like Home is full of bots or something.
#19 Posted by Gabriel (4063 posts) -

After Game Rooms over, how about some PlayStation Home quick looks Jeff? 
 
*Gunshot*

#20 Posted by CABBAGES (530 posts) -

I thought it was goin to be great when they showed you could put video files stored on you hdd on the tv in your own house space and play music from your stereo and also use pictures on your hdd to decorate your house.
But none of that happend and I dont think it ever will now.

#21 Edited by RecSpec (3820 posts) -
@sharma55 said:

" Not only is there nothing to do, there's clans in there doing nothing. This guy once asked me to join his clan and to do so I'd have to go buy an Altair costume from the mall, made me LOL so hard, anyhow does anyone know what a Home clan does? "

A clan....wearing altairs costume... which is a white robe
 
a CLAN.... 
#22 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

I like it, mostly because of those retarded people, you know. The ones who thought it was gonna be a game and not a Avatar chat/community thing that Sony said it would be. 
You know those guys right? The idiots who thinks that everything that i on a console is a super AAA Game. 
Come on, you guys know! Geesh, those guy who are so stupid that their parents wish they didn't have the kid in the first place 
 
Wait.. 'looks around'... Oh, hi guys, I'm sorry!.. 
I didn't know it was all of you :(

#23 Posted by fox01313 (5073 posts) -

It seemed strange that they put it out in beta for who knows how long, as I lost track, but for me PS Home just was another possible  good idea for Sony executed in such a backwards way that just seems to make it useless. Aside from the demos there's really nothing more than an overglorified ICQ chat room where you decorate a homepage (with fake furniture or other stuff you buy). The sad part is how Sony is clinging on to it instead of saying that it's scrapped & trying something else.

#24 Posted by sharma55 (458 posts) -
@RecSpec said:
" Home had lofty promises the failed@sharma55 said:
" Not only is there nothing to do, there's clans in there doing nothing. This guy once asked me to join his clan and to do so I'd have to go buy an Altair costume from the mall, made me LOL so hard, anyhow does anyone know what a Home clan does? "
A clan....wearing altairs costume... which is a white robe a CLAN....  "
Oh god.... 
#25 Posted by ImHungry (377 posts) -

i for one think it's brilliant! maybe it's childish, ok it most certainly is childish, but there's nothing quite like interrupting conversations with dancing or being a terrible poor sport in all the stupid games like bowling by thumbs-downing people in the face

#26 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

it's nothing good to do on there. i played it a couple of times on my friend's ps3.

#27 Edited by Raven_Sword (3447 posts) -

Did you try going to the game spaces or playing the various mini games they have?
#28 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Home sounds amazing. I totally want a PlayStation 3 for this.

#29 Posted by Kierkegaard (592 posts) -
@elsuperdonut said:
" @ch13696 said:
" I'm assuming you only went into the main plaza. There's still other stuff you can do. There's bowling, arcades, and some weird saucer thing in the main part. There's also a few multiplayer games when you browse around the different sections. I wouldn't really listen to many people on here. These are the people that either tried it once when it first came out or listen to the people talking crap on it when it first came out. Trust me, they keep adding to it and making it better. "
I went to the theater, bowling alley, and the mall.  The fact that you have to download a room before you enter was kind of a boner killer.  I went into the tester 2 theater expecting people to make smart ass comments about what was going on (I was), but nothing >.<  It's like Home is full of bots or something. "
Home's basic spaces are mostly shitty advertising and trumped up chat rooms. However, the game-based spaces for Uncharted, Infamous, Buzz, and more are actually quite cool. They usually construct little bits of the game world for you to run around in with some mini-games and challenges. 
 
Is it amazing and fantastic? No. Is it a fun little time waster that you can experience free after a quick download? Yes. So, download a couple and see what gems you can find.
#30 Posted by RankRabbit (394 posts) -

My favorite part about home is that I can spend $3 on Diesel t-shirt for my avatar as well as many other clothing choices. Just another way to advance my mission of finding the sex on Home.

#31 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -
@RecSpec: O LAWD XD
#32 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

 i spent a few hours on it a couple times.  i began playing chess with a "girl" and i began flirting with her.  i stopped using it after i realised how much of a life i had (sarcasm)

#33 Posted by SBYM (1219 posts) -
@ZeForgotten said:
" I like it, mostly because of those retarded people, you know. The ones who thought it was gonna be a game and not a Avatar chat/community thing that Sony said it would be. You know those guys right? The idiots who thinks that everything that i on a console is a super AAA Game. Come on, you guys know! Geesh, those guy who are so stupid that their parents wish they didn't have the kid in the first place  Wait.. 'looks around'... Oh, hi guys, I'm sorry!.. I didn't know it was all of you :( "
I know, right? People who don't like the things I like are retarded and shouldn't be alive!
#34 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@SBYM said:
" @ZeForgotten said:
" I like it, mostly because of those retarded people, you know. The ones who thought it was gonna be a game and not a Avatar chat/community thing that Sony said it would be. You know those guys right? The idiots who thinks that everything that i on a console is a super AAA Game. Come on, you guys know! Geesh, those guy who are so stupid that their parents wish they didn't have the kid in the first place  Wait.. 'looks around'... Oh, hi guys, I'm sorry!.. I didn't know it was all of you :( "
I know, right? People who don't like the things I like are retarded and shouldn't be alive! "
No my little dumb friend, those people I don't care about they're not funny or retarded. 
It's the idiots that think it was supposed to be a game. Why are you getting so mad? Please don't tell me you're one of them!?
#35 Posted by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -

1. Go to the XMB 
2. Go to the Home icon but don't launch it
3. Press triangle  
4. Select "Delete" 
5. ??? 
6. Profit

#36 Posted by The_Hiro_Abides (1263 posts) -

I got into the beta. I had read a lot of preview coverage. So I'm thinking this could be kind of neat. I run it and play around the avatar maker. Move furniture and go to the plaza. Walk around lazily, go to the the arcade. People are queuing up but I manage to make it to an arcade game. Try it and leave bored. I go further into the mall and look at the store stuff.  Looked at the theater.
 
Anyway, my point is I was bored. I spent an hour at least exploring and then I became super bored. I have not run it since.

#37 Posted by hwy_61 (923 posts) -
@Kierkegaard said:
" @elsuperdonut said:
" @ch13696 said:
" I'm assuming you only went into the main plaza. There's still other stuff you can do. There's bowling, arcades, and some weird saucer thing in the main part. There's also a few multiplayer games when you browse around the different sections. I wouldn't really listen to many people on here. These are the people that either tried it once when it first came out or listen to the people talking crap on it when it first came out. Trust me, they keep adding to it and making it better. "
I went to the theater, bowling alley, and the mall.  The fact that you have to download a room before you enter was kind of a boner killer.  I went into the tester 2 theater expecting people to make smart ass comments about what was going on (I was), but nothing >.<  It's like Home is full of bots or something. "
Home's basic spaces are mostly shitty advertising and trumped up chat rooms. However, the game-based spaces for Uncharted, Infamous, Buzz, and more are actually quite cool. They usually construct little bits of the game world for you to run around in with some mini-games and challenges.   Is it amazing and fantastic? No. Is it a fun little time waster that you can experience free after a quick download? Yes. So, download a couple and see what gems you can find. "
Didn't see those...I'll give another run through and see what else I find.  Thanks!
#38 Posted by Kierkegaard (592 posts) -
@elsuperdonut said:
" @Kierkegaard said:
" @elsuperdonut said:
" @ch13696 said:
" I'm assuming you only went into the main plaza. There's still other stuff you can do. There's bowling, arcades, and some weird saucer thing in the main part. There's also a few multiplayer games when you browse around the different sections. I wouldn't really listen to many people on here. These are the people that either tried it once when it first came out or listen to the people talking crap on it when it first came out. Trust me, they keep adding to it and making it better. "
I went to the theater, bowling alley, and the mall.  The fact that you have to download a room before you enter was kind of a boner killer.  I went into the tester 2 theater expecting people to make smart ass comments about what was going on (I was), but nothing >.<  It's like Home is full of bots or something. "
Home's basic spaces are mostly shitty advertising and trumped up chat rooms. However, the game-based spaces for Uncharted, Infamous, Buzz, and more are actually quite cool. They usually construct little bits of the game world for you to run around in with some mini-games and challenges.   Is it amazing and fantastic? No. Is it a fun little time waster that you can experience free after a quick download? Yes. So, download a couple and see what gems you can find. "
Didn't see those...I'll give another run through and see what else I find.  Thanks! "
You're welcome! I think people too often go to extremes on things like this. If it isn't a godsend it's a travesty. Home is not brilliant; I'm not even sure it's good. But it's got some fun bits I hope you find. 
#39 Posted by Gill (134 posts) -

I used Home when it first launched. It was worse then, absolutely nothing to do but walk around and watch Twilight trailers. Its probably a lot better now in comparison, but I never reinstalled it and I have no pressing desire to.
 
@Malakhii said:

" I've only used home once, on my roomate's PS3. I made his avatar into a female and hit on a bunch of random dudes, sending them friend requests and messages. He was ecstatic to discover all the shit on his PS3 the next day.  "
I think you don't know what ecstatic means. At least I hope so because I, for one, would be the exact opposite.
#40 Edited by PenguinDust (12523 posts) -

You've discovered what people who experienced Home when it was new found out.  Two years later and Home is still worthless.  I walked around the main plaza, and then departed to some of the game specific zones last time I entered.  Unless you like dancing with random strangers, it's not worth the load time. 

#41 Edited by FritzDude (2263 posts) -

Aren't Home for the homeless?

#42 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -
@Gill said:
" I used Home when it first launched. It was worse then, absolutely nothing to do but walk around and watch Twilight trailers. Its probably a lot better now in comparison, but I never reinstalled it and I have no pressing desire to.
 
@Malakhii said:
" I've only used home once, on my roomate's PS3. I made his avatar into a female and hit on a bunch of random dudes, sending them friend requests and messages. He was ecstatic to discover all the shit on his PS3 the next day.  "
I think you don't know what ecstatic means. At least I hope so because I, for one, would be the exact opposite. "
You wouldn't be elated to be receiving messages from strangers, who are so unbelievably desperate for any form of ass that they have resorted to roaming the pristine lands of Playstation Home?  
 
Neither was my roomie. He was actually pretty pissed, but it was pretty darn funny to witness. 
#43 Posted by Dick_Mohawk (378 posts) -

Went on it once for ten minutes before I got bored and went and played Bioshock instead

#44 Posted by cgoodno (166 posts) -
@elsuperdonut said:
"What do you do exactly?"
It's not really for the typical gamer, but more for those who like to just hang out in 3D worlds and socialize.  What you do is hang out, talk, have dance parties, and deal with the usual perverts one encounters in most other social environments.  I'm not sure what the draw is, but there are a lot of people who seem to like it.
 
I think it's less used in the U.S. compared to Europe and Japan where these type of things are more common and have communities built around them that lead to support and direction by the community rather than the undirected environments one typically gets in the U.S.
 
I remember back in the day logging onto a primarily French Anarchy Online server and seeing people just stand around and socialize all day rather than play the game.  Home is for those type of people who now don't pay a subscription fee to do it.
#45 Edited by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

There is cool stuff in there, it's just directing people to the right stuff. It's never going to be for everyone, but they're taking it in a kind of meta-game MMO direction which is cool. There are full on shooters in Home now with persistent unlocks and ranks and stuff: Sodium One and Novus Prime. They're both good examples of where Home is heading (they've got a spy game coming out soon I believe).
 
The problem is, people are still caught up in the "HOME IS SO SHITZORZ!" that they refuse to give it a second chance. I appreciate it that the concept's not for everyone, but to say it's not improved is so wrong.
 
Examples of games in Home that people don't even know are there:
 

    
    
  
But it's totally just a big chat room, right guys?
#46 Posted by Ben99 (1135 posts) -

it's boring . I might give a second shot after I buy a keyboard . 

#47 Edited by CornBREDX (5310 posts) -

I tried home out when I first got my PS3. I don't like it. Takes to long to load stuff, very confusing interface, and I dont give a crap what little kids have to say on the internetz =P
 
So ya i found it pointless. Only cool thing is the virtual movie theatre. That was novelty, though, at best.
Edit: forgot to say I haven't played in awhile so I don't know a whole lot about what improvements they've done but I do know they've been working on improving it.

#48 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -

It is just a massive waste of time.

#49 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

Yeah it's pretty lame because you really have to go out of your way to use it... and then there's no point to it, especially when all you want to do was play a video game.  Weird chat room games like that belong on the PC, for bored kids with 5 year old computers.

#50 Posted by p_p_o_d (543 posts) -

if HOME had trophies I would use it more.  
 
 
 

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